Ohio corrections officer arrested in Watertown for sexual abuse of a child

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A corrections officer from the state of Ohio has been arrested in Watertown for allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

According to police, 31-year-old Andrew Nichols came to the Watertown Police station on Aug. 15 when he was subsequently arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

The arrest was the result of an investigation which determined that Nichols allegedly subjected a child under the age of 11 at the time to sexual contact at a residence in the City of Watertown.

The alleged incident occurred in 2010.

Nichols was sent to the Jefferson County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. 

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